Trotting robots reveal emergence of animal gait transitions

Guillaume Bellegarda, Milad Shafiee and Auke Ijspeert. Credit: EPFL/Jamani Caillet—CC-BY-SA 4.0 A four-legged robot trained with machine learning by EPFL researchers has learned to avoid falls by spontaneously switching between walking, trotting, and pronking—a milestone for roboticists as well as biologists interested in animal locomotion. With the help of a form of machine learning called […]

EU probes Facebook, Instagram over election disinformation worries

Facebook and Instagram are among 23 ‘very large’ online platforms that must comply with the EU’s new law. The EU on Tuesday launched an investigation into Meta’s Facebook and Instagram over concerns the platforms are failing to counter disinformation ahead of EU elections in June. The probe is under the EU’s new Digital Services Act, […]

A framework to enhance the safety of text-to-image generation networks

Overview of Latent Guard. Firstly, the team compiled a dataset of safe and unsafe prompts centered around blacklisted concepts (left). Then, they leveraged pre-trained textual encoders to extract features and map them to a learned latent space with their Embedding Mapping Layer (center). Only the Embedding Mapping Layer is trained, while all other parameters are […]

Microsoft will invest $1.7 billion in AI and cloud infrastructure in Indonesia

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during an event titled “Microsoft Build: AI Day” in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Microsoft will invest $1.7 billion over the next four years in new cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure in Indonesia — the single largest investment in Microsoft’s 29-year history in the country — Nadella said Tuesday. […]

ChatGPT faces Austria complaint over ‘uncorrectable errors’

‘ChatGPT keeps hallucinating — and not even OpenAI can stop it,’ say privacy campaigners NOYB. A Vienna-based privacy campaign group said Monday it would file a complaint against ChatGPT in Austria, claiming the “hallucinating” flagship AI tool has invented wrong answers that creator OpenAI cannot correct. NOYB (“None of Your Business”) said there was no […]

Samsung says Q1 operating profits soar nearly tenfold on-year

Samsung said a focus on “high-valued-added products” played a major role in its Q1 bounceback. Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that its first-quarter operating profits had risen nearly tenfold year-on-year amid recovering chip prices and growing demand, notably for generative AI. The firm is the flagship subsidiary of South Korean giant Samsung Group, by far the […]

Asia’s first spot bitcoin, ether ETFs start trading in Hong Kong

Hong Kong on Tuesday launched trading of Asia’s first spot bitcoin and ether exchange-tranded funds. Hong Kong on Tuesday launched trading of Asia’s first spot bitcoin and ether exchange-traded funds (ETFs), moving forward in the city’s race to become a regional virtual asset investment hub. The debut comes three months after the United States gave […]

Scientists harness the wind as a tool to move objects

Researchers developed a device and algorithm that direct a jet to create an airflow field capable of remotely moving objects along various paths, including circular and complex letter-like trajectories. Credit: Aalto University / Artur Kopitca Researchers have developed a technique to move objects around with a jet of wind. The new approach makes it possible […]

Voice at the wheel: Study introduces an encoder-decoder framework for AI systems

CAVG is structured around an Encoder-Decoder framework, comprising encoders for Text, Emotion, Vision, and Context, alongside a Cross-Modal encoder and a Multimodal decoder. Credit: Communications in Transportation Research, Tsinghua University Press Recently, the team led by Professor Xu Chengzhong and Assistant Professor Li Zhenning from the University of Macau’s State Key Laboratory of Internet of […]

Mathematical formulation of hazardous scenarios for automated driving systems

Table of ISO 34502 hazardous scenarios which arise particularly from hazardous elements in the decision phase. This table is cited from ISO 34502:2022. Credit: NII A research group including Professor Hasuo Ichiro of the Information Systems Architecture Science Research Division of the National Institute of Informatics, Dr. Waga Masaki, Assistant Professor of the Department of […]

Journalist Maria Shriver is seen here at an event.

What Maria Shriver Wants Women to Know About Reducing Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Share on PinterestJournalist Maria Shriver wants women to understand their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images Journalist and advocate Maria Shriver is sharing her latest work with Alzheimer’s disease. Shriver’s father died due to Alzheimer’s in 2011. Shriver is pushing for more gender-based researchsincewomen make up two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease. When journalist […]

Researchers develop a new way to instruct dance in virtual reality

The WAVE technique developed by Aalto University researchers is based on anticipating future movement, such as a turn. Credit: Markus Laattala Researchers at Aalto University were looking for better ways to instruct dance choreography in virtual reality. The new WAVE technique they developed will be presented in May at the CHI conference for human-computer interaction […]

Beef steak on a grill.

Eating Beef and Chicken During the Bird Flu Outbreak: What to Know

Share on PinterestAs bird flu spreads among cattle and poultry, is it safe to eat beef and chicken? Guido Mieth/Getty Images Avian influenza (bird flu) has been detected in both cattle and chickens in the U.S. Preliminary analysis of genomic data suggests that avian influenza has been silently spreading in U.S. cattle for months, beginning […]

How artificial intelligence can transform U.S. energy infrastructure

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In the face of accelerating climate change, the U.S. aims to reduce the net carbon emissions of its economy to zero by 2050. Achieving this goal will require an unprecedented deployment of clean energy technologies and a significant transformation of the nation’s energy infrastructure. It is an exceptionally complex and daunting […]

Fueling the future: Researchers evaluate emissions in the aviation industry

This perspective paper provides an analytical review of the cutting-edge methodologies for CO2-to- aviation fuel conversion with an assessment of the current industrial models. Credit: Carbon Future, Tsinghua University Press A research group led Prof. Fei Wei and Chenxi Zhang in Tsinghua University has published a perspective paper that evaluates the progression from deep-rooted fossil-fuel-dependent […]

Electric vehicle drivers can estimate their personalized fuel savings with new Argonne tool

Vehicle plugged into a charging station. Credit: Argonne National Laboratory A new tool launched by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory enables drivers to estimate, at the ZIP code level, how much they save on fuel costs by driving a plug-in electric vehicle (either a plug-in hybrid [PHEV] or a battery electric […]

Initiative encourages computer science students to incorporate ethics into their work

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Computer science students at the University of Toronto are learning how to incorporate ethical considerations into the design and development of new technologies such as artificial intelligence with the help of a unique undergraduate initiative. The Embedded Ethics Education Initiative (E3I) aims to provide students with the ability to critically assess […]

Researchers use ChatGPT for choreographies with flying robots

Prof. Angela Schoellig. Credit: Technical University Munich Prof. Angela Schoellig from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) uses ChatGPT to develop choreographies for swarms of drones to perform along to music. An additional safety filter prevents mid-air collisions. The researcher’s results demonstrate the first time that large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT can be […]

Researchers create verification techniques to increase security in AI and image processing

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from the Institute IMDEA Software, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and NEC Laboratories Europe has introduced a novel framework that promises to improve the efficiency and practicality of verifiable computing. The research, detailed in the paper “Modular Sumcheck Proofs with Applications to Machine Learning and Image Processing” […]

Tesla’s stock leaps on reports of Chinese approval for the company’s driving software

A Model X sports-utility vehicle sits outside a Tesla store in Littleton, Colo., June 18, 2023. Shares of Tesla stock rallied Monday, April 29, 2024, after the electric vehicle maker’s CEO, Elon Musk, paid a surprise visit to Beijing over the weekend and reportedly won tentative approval for its driving software. Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski, […]

US Supreme Court declines to hear Musk appeal over Tesla posts

Tesla founder Elon Musk. The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Elon Musk of a settlement that requires the billionaire to have some of his social media posts about Tesla pre-approved by a company lawyer. The nation’s highest court rejected the Tesla and X owner’s appeal without comment. Musk was […]

Financial Times enters ChatGPT content deal

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The Financial Times on Monday entered into a partnership deal with ChatGPT creator OpenAI that will integrate the news outlet’s journalism into its chatbot. The deal allows select attributed summaries, quotes and links from the FT’s reporting to appear in ChatGPT responses to relevant queries. “This is an important agreement … […]

NASA uses small engine to enhance sustainable jet research

The DGEN380 Aero-Propulsion Research Turbofan (DART) is a small-scale jet engine NASA uses to test new aviation technology. DART is seen here inside its host facility, the Aero-Acoustic Propulsion Laboratory at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. This soundproofed chamber ensures researchers can understand the level of noise the engine is producing, as well as […]

Deepfake of principal’s voice is the latest case of AI being used for harm

Baltimore County Police Chief Robert McCullough and other local officials speak at a news conference in Towson, Md., April 25, 2024. The most recent criminal case to involve artificial intelligence has emerged from a high school in Baltimore County, Maryland. That’s where police say a principal was framed by a fake recording of his voice. […]

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